Cappaccino and Cream Bakelite 1948 Motorola Model 77X-M21 Vintage Vacuum Tube AM FM Radio Deco Beauty!
DESCRIPTION: Some radio designs defy explanation. This is one of the radios that you have to see to appreciate. Something about its proportions its color combination and its front grill seems to come together just perfectly! AM and FM receiving capability makes this radio exceptionally rare and desirable. This is one of the earliest I've seen from Motorola. The rounded proportions and contours are very art deco period looking. Front painted grill vanes is factory original not repainted, touched or over sprayed. Couple pin pricks of paint loss on the front grill. Usually this radio comes as all brown so the extra ivory painted treatment is special. This radio is one of the better ones for listening purposes. Tabletop tube AM radio alarm manufactured by Motorola in the 1948 in excellent+ working and physical condition. Picks up AM stations loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Original factory molded Bakelite cabinet is in excellent condition with no cracks, no chips, no major scratches! This radio is over 70 years old and going strong! The original knobs are in excellent condition. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on on the dial numbering. The ON OFF volume control works and modulates volume smoothly and evenly across the attenuation range no crackling no static. The tone High or Low switch works. The AM or FM band selector switch works. The tuning dial works fine and smooth no slipping no sticky spots. Dial light lights brightly. The tuning dial is clear plastic no numbers or letters flaking no cracks no warping no yellowing. All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations unless you operate near modern megahertz devices. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. Backing board is in very good condition with crisp square corners. Includes FM dipole antenna wire at no extra charge. The power cord and polarized plug is a brand new replacement with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring. No missing factory labels. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 8" x 8" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: Approx 6 lbs
COLOR: dark brown with factory painted bream colored grill
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier.